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dc.contributor.authorJordan, Kellyen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:45:39Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:45:39Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-12
dc.identifier.citationJordan, K. (2016) On the Border of Participation: Spectatorship and the Interactive Rituals of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, 4 (1), pp. 104-118en
dc.identifier.issn2195-0164
dc.identifier.issn2195-0156
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14083
dc.description.abstractAs the popularity of audience participation in contemporary perform- ance continues to rise, this article examines the extraordinary form of spectator- ship found in the work of Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s performance group La Pocha Nostra. The essay draws on the insights I have gained of their practice as both a spectator and collaborator, and how these experiences converge with critical concepts on participation, borderlines, and the emancipated spectator as outlined in Jacques Rancière’s writing. A primary concern is to investigate the way that participation invites a reconsideration of the borders between performer and spectator. This is explored with reference to theories regarding those that do and those that do not participate, and how this establishes a hierarchy amongst spectators, which includes what I call ‘expert participant-spectators’. I also offer an analogy between a participatory performance encounter and a one-night stand social encounter as a way of unravelling the mixed emotions that can follow a participatory experience, while taking into account the paradox of participation – the phenomenology of being both participant and spectator at the same time, and how this complicates reflection. The article determines that, although audience participation may collapse and re-orientate borders, participation yields its own limitations, as fresh borders are drawn up.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDe Gruyteren
dc.subjectGuillermo Gómez-Peñaen
dc.subjectLa Pocha Nostraen
dc.subjectaudience participationen
dc.subjectemancipated spectatoren
dc.subjectJacques Rancièreen
dc.subjectlive arten
dc.titleOn the Border of Participation: Spectatorship and the ‘Interactive Rituals’ of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostraen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1515/jcde-2016-0009
dc.researchgroupDrama Research Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
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dc.date.acceptance2015-10-16en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studiesen


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